Pet of the Month for November 2020

Diesel is a handsome Boxer who we have been seeing since he was just a puppy! We recently saw Diesel to have a growth removed from his paw. Growths are very common for Boxers and they can even appear when they’re puppies! Once removed, we have the ability to send the growth off to a lab to be tested to determine whether or not it is benign or malignant. We sent off Diesel’s growth which ended up being benign! Dr. Buntain added some staples in place and then placed a bandage on his paw to help the incision site recover. After a certain amount of time, we were able to remove Diesel’s bandage and he had healed beautifully! Diesel loves hanging out with his brothers Boomer and Jarvis! We love that we have been able to watch them grow up from being just 8 weeks old to the adorable 1 year olds they are!

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Pet of the Month for October 2020

Chiquita is an 11 week old puppy! We first met her when she weighed 1 pound and was only 8 weeks old! Chiquita was having a hard time walking and feeling very weak. It turned out Chiquita had low blood sugar. Another term for this is called Hypoglycemia and this can cause listlessness, loss of coordination and potentially seizures. Luckily, Chiquita was at the right place! Katy, our Hospital Manager/Lead Technician, helped administer some dextrose water to Chiquita and after a few moments, Chiquita started to feel a little better. We monitored Chiquita for the morning and the more we got to know her, the more we fell in love! It is always important to remember how sensitive these small toy breeds are especially when they’re tiny puppies! Chiquita is doing just fabulous and is being her little rambunctious self! We are excited to watch her grow up and are so happy to have her as our Pet of the Month!

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Pet of the Month for September 2020

Romeo and Juliette are two siblings who are very sweet patients of ours! We first met Romeo at just 6 weeks old! A few months later, his parents brought home another little puppy, Juliette, and the rest is history! They are just inseparable and love to run around together! Romeo and Juliette never fail to put some smiles on our faces and they continue to spread their sweetness everywhere they go! Romeo is now 9 months old and Juliette is 15 weeks old! Their adventures are just getting started and we are excited to see how fast they grow!

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Pet of the Month for August 2020

Tortilla is a sweet little cutie who we love seeing here at CanyonVet Spring Branch! We saw little Tortilla for a check up on her teeth. Tortilla wasn’t eating much and seemed to be dropping her food. Dr. Buntain took a look at Tortilla’s mouth and noticed two ulcers on both sides of her mouth. Dr. Buntain prescribed some medication for her to take home so the ulcers could heal. Tortilla then came back last month for her dental surgery where Dr. Buntain was able to remove the ulcers and send them off to be tested. Tortilla proved to be the brave little girl she is and pulled through just fine! Since then, you can find Tortilla living the life with her siblings ThunderCloud and Squirt!

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Pet of the Month for July 2020

Beautiful Rocco is one of our sweetest patients! Whether she’s getting her spa day on at our Fetch location or dropping by Spring Branch, she never fails to brighten up the day!! Rocco came to us due to a small cyst on her paw. Dr. Buntain noticed she had some swelling in between her pads. Rocco continued her medication to ensure the infection would not spread and everything healed up just fine! Rocco also loves her manicure and pedicure days with us! It is important to keep up with nail trims to prevent the nail from growing into their paw pads which can cause discomfort. Another amazing fact about Rocco is that she is also a service dog for her parents who are both retired Veterans! Rocco’s parents love her very much and are always looking out for their favorite girl! Rocco continues to spread her happiness everywhere she goes and we always look forward to seeing her!

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Pet of the Month for May 2020

Eileen is a very special girl who puts a bright smile on everyone’s face when she walks into the room!  Eileen is Diabetic and is on insulin to help regulate her blood sugar. It is very important to keep up with a diabetic patient’s blood glucose levels at least once a year to ensure that they are taking the proper dosage of insulin. A little known fact about Eileen is that she is an amazing therapy dog. Eileen loves to spend her days at her favorite retirement home making friends and spreading her joy around! Her dad says going to the retirement home is the highlight of her day and she is quite the social butterfly! In her free time, Eileen enjoys going camping and hanging out with her neighborhood dog crew. Eileen is the sweetest girl and continues to be a ray of sunshine to us and her community!

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Pet of the Month for April 2020

Callie is a longtime patient of ours and is nothing but the sweetest! Callie came to us to have her mouth thoroughly examined due to stomatitis. Stomatitis causes inflammation of the entire mouth causing difficulty eating, excess salivation and weight loss. Stomatitis can be quite bothersome for cats and it is important to keep up with regular teeth cleaning. Sweet Callie was having a hard time eating her food so her mom brought her in for Dr. Wunderlich to take a look at her. Callie was given an injection to help control the pain and inflammation. We scheduled Callie for a dental cleaning and all went well! Callie’s parents do a great keeping up with her oral health!

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Pet of the Month for March 2020

Last month, we had the honor of meeting an extremely happy Goldendoodle named Gus! Gus came to us in mid-January due to limping. The doctor examined him and it appeared to be his left forelimb that was causing him some trouble. We put sweet Gus on the anti-inflammatory to see if that would ease the pain and resolve his limping. A couple of days after his appointment, his mom decided to have him spend the day with us to monitor Gus and let him have the rest he needed, since he LOVED playing around with his sibling, Holt! While Gus spent the day hanging out with us, we took some radiographs of his leg to see what the underlying issue was. We discovered Gus had a case of elbow dysplasia, meaning the cartilage lining of his elbow joint had not developed properly. This can cause abnormal development also known as dysplasia. So, Dr. Buntain referred Gus to an orthopedic specialist who would be able to operate and repair his elbow. Gus visited the specialist for his surgery! The surgery was a success and Gus has been staying with us while he recovers! We love getting to see his happy face and wagging tail every morning! Gus is recovering very well and counting down the days until he can run wild with his sibling again!!

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An Important Message about COVID-19

Dear CanyonVet Clients,

 As many of you are aware, the COVID-19 situation is changing every day.  We promise to do our best to keep ourselves informed of the latest information and recommendations of our state and local governments and professional veterinary associations to keep our clients, staff, and pets safe while also providing essential healthcare to your pets.

CanyonVet Spring Branch will be closed on Wednesdays and two Saturdays per month. Both of our sister hospitals, CanyonVet Canyon Lake and CanyonVet New Braunfels WILL be open during these times in the event your pet needs medical care. You can contact CanyonVet Canyon Lake at 830-964-3551 and CanyonVet New Braunfels at 830-632-6075.

To best promote social distancing, curbside check-in will still be available if you prefer it! Otherwise, come on in! It’s up to you!  We have missed you! See y’all soon!

Current options to keep in mind:

Telemedicine (email, phone) Option:  If your pet has been examined by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months, we are allowed by law to examine the pet via pictures and videos sent electronically.  Medications can be mailed to you or picked up via curbside.  Not all illnesses and injuries can be properly diagnosed in this manner and you may be asked to bring your pet to the hospital.  Normal exam charges apply to telemedicine options and payment will be done over the phone.  Please call or email your preferred location to request this option.

 Prescription Refills by Mail:  Along with curbside pickup of refills, we are also offering to mail prescriptions for an additional $5 shipping fee.  Large items and food cannot be shipped and would need to be picked up curbside.

 Our Online Pharmacyvisit the website.

Once you select your location, select Online Pharmacy from the main menu to shop almost all of your pet’s medications.  Unlike other internet pharmacies, products purchased from our online pharmacy ship directly from the distributor to you which means you can trust the medication has not been tampered with or stored at incorrect temperatures.

We want to thank all of our clients who have been so supportive of the temporary changes we have made.  Our hope is that changes made by CanyonVet and other businesses to promote social distancing will mean better safety for everyone and a shorter time until the COVID-19 pandemic is over in our community.

Download the TVMA PDF file with more information about HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS FROM COVID-19.

The CanyonVet Team

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Pet of the Month for February 2020

Sandy’s mom noticed she was starting to limp and wasn’t bearing much weight on her right hind leg. For the doctor to be able to make a diagnosis and see what the underlying issue was, we had to sedate Sandy. Dr. Buntain performed an orthopedic exam in order to get a good evaluation of her leg. It turns out that Sandy has a torn cranial cruciate ligament, which causes inflammation and instability of the knee joint. So to make sure we are on track to help stabilize her knee, Sandy has been visiting our friends over at CanyonVet Canyon Lake for her K-Laser Therapy! The K-Laser helps reduce inflammation and relieve pain and is used for many conditions including arthritis and muscular injuries. Sandy has been handling her treatment like a queen and continuing her physical therapy at home with her mom (and getting all the hugs that she deserves!!)

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